Cricket

In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 photo, Pioneer Cricket Club batsman prepares to swing as a Staten Island Cricket Club slip watches from behind the wickets during match in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Despite their familiar languages, Staten Island CC, unlike most other teams on the New York City cricket circuit, does not have a dominant religion or ethnicity. (AP Photo/Avery Yang)
September 06, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A chorus of Hindi, Urdu and English permeates the grounds as the Staten Island Cricket Club suits up to play. This club, unlike most other teams on the New York City cricket circuit, does not have a dominant religion or ethnicity. Most of the players are immigrants from India or...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 26, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwe players applaud their fans after the group A soccer match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations at Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission says it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission regulates sport in Zimbabwe and says it wants the Zimbabwe Football Association to be run by a normalization committee. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
August 17, 2019 - 7:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), which regulates sport in Zimbabwe, wants the...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, United States' Rai Benjamin looks at the scoreboard after winning the men's 400m hurdles, event at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea IAAF Diamond League athletics meet in Rome, Italy. In Antigua, American 400-meter hurdler Rai Benjamin isn't as well known as his father, Winston, who played cricket for West Indies. At least, not yet. Benjamin is steadily building toward the Tokyo Games and will be a name to watch next summer. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 25, 2019 - 8:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rai Benjamin: Antiguan cricket player. Just like dad. Sure, the thought perhaps held a certain charm early on. But Rai Benjamin: American sprinter. He's carving his own path. Just like his dad encouraged. Now that turned out to be more his speed. Benjamin swapped sports as a...
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England's Eoin Morgan, right, and teammates celebrate with the trophy at the Oval in London, Monday, July 15, 2019 one day after they won the Cricket World Cup in a final match against New Zealand.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 15, 2019 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — An epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes — and miles — apart. Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in a brand new fifth-set tiebreaker just as England played the first Super Over in history to win the Cricket World Cup . Djokovic beat...
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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson, center right facing camera, stands with teammates during a training session ahead of the Cricket World Cup final match against England at Lord's cricket ground in London, England, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
July 14, 2019 - 4:39 am
LONDON (AP) — There will be a first-time winner of the Cricket World Cup trophy when England takes on New Zealand in the final at Lord's on Sunday. England is in the title match for the fourth time, and the first since 1992, while New Zealand is playing in a second final, after losing to Australia...
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England's Mark Wood, center, celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Chester-le-Street, England, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
July 13, 2019 - 6:18 am
LONDON (AP) — New Zealand and England have waited four years for this moment, for this life-changing shot at redemption. For the Kiwis, the Cricket World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday is a chance to avenge their drubbing at the hands of Australia in the 2015 showpiece. It was their first World Cup...
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England's Jason Roy evades a rising delivery by Australia's Pat Cummins during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
July 12, 2019 - 1:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The yorker went through the gate to take out off and send the pinch-hitter back to the shed for a golden duck. What an absolute jaffa! Got that? If you're scratching your head and wondering what that all means, then worry no more. Here, The Associated Press offers a casual watcher's...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain rides a scooter in the paddock of the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England, Thursday, July 11, 2019. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 11, 2019 - 1:24 pm
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — In a season of often mundane racing, the one time Lewis Hamilton can hope to grab the attention of home Formula One fans is the British Grand Prix. On Sunday, that will be a whole lot harder. Down in London, England's cricketers will be contesting their first men's World...
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India's Hardik Pandya, left, reacts after their loss in the Cricket World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
July 10, 2019 - 12:52 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A dizzying 45-minute spell of high-class pace bowling sent India spiraling out of the Cricket World Cup. It also moved New Zealand, thriving once again as the underdog, back into another final — this time on the other side of the world. India never recovered from an...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, fans arrive before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, in London. Major League Baseball is trying to muscle in on a crowded marketplace in Britain dominated by soccer but also filled with cricket, rugby _ and this month Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
July 06, 2019 - 9:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Making the long walk from the Stratford train station through a mall and to Olympic Stadium, fans headed to the first Major League Baseball games in Europe passed retailers filled with gear from Premier League clubs. Next on the route was a tented pop-up outlet brimming with...
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